Tag: social media

The Secret Scheme of Screens, and How To Sever Big Tech’s Strings, with Mind Matters News

I’ve been a long-time fan of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Their cutting-edge Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence publishes some of the best content on these subjects through their articles and podcast. I’ve learned so much from them over the years. So what a joy it was for me to ...

How To Overcome Deceptively Effective Screens With The Covenant Eyes Podcast

A decades+ dream came true as I joined the Covenant Eyes podcast this week. I’ve recommended Covenant Eyes for years, since I believe so strongly in their mission to help people overcome pornography. This podcast is about much more than that, though: it’s about understanding how to become more intentional with your life so that ...

Healthy Screen Use with Nathan Sutherland of GospelTech.net

Nathan Sutherland and I had a great conversation on his GospelTech podcast. Nathan and his wife Anna are doing a really important work: helping families navigate our screen-saturated world with a focus on the Gospel of Christ. We offer hope for parents who are willing to be more intentional with their families than today’s most ...

If the App is Free, Are We the Product, Sold Like a Human Slave?

Last fall, in the five minutes a week I spend on Facebook, I shared a provocative idea. It raised a question, a push-back, even a disagreement. Take a look: I’m grateful for Greg’s push-back, as it inspired this (long delayed) post. I don’t debate on social media, but I welcome debate in blog comments. As ...

A Great Interview with ScreenStrong Podcast

I recently had the honor of appearing on the ScreenStrong Families Podcast. I think the 25-minute interview with Marketing Director Mandee Hamann is one of the most helpful I’ve done. If you need encouragement to become more intentional with screens — yours or your family’s — I think you’ll appreciate this episode. If so, please ...

We’re Confused About Social Media

The confusion about social media is a misunderstanding about what it is, and what it’s for. Most people think it’s a tool for connecting with family and friends. For sharing pictures with grandparents. For announcing important things. For convenient conversation. But social media is actually none of those things. Social media is an advertising platform ...

Pushing Reset On Your Family’s Relationship With Screens [Guest Post]

Sally Matheny invited me to share with her audience on the subject of my new book, so I wrote a guest post entitled Pushing Reset On Your Family’s Relationship With Screens. In the post, I share five steps towards a family reset with your devices. I think #4 is extra important: “You go first.” Sally ...

Doctor Reveals The Real Reason Kids Are Addicted To Screens

Dr. Richard Freed reveals the reasons so many kids want to be using screens all the time. It's time for parents to know what's going on so we can wisely guide our kids through our screen-saturated world.

Did you miss Christmas?

On Christmas Eve, my wife and youngest daughter attended an elegant candlelight communion service. Another one of our daughters and her husband were part of the beautiful music ensemble: daughter in the choir, son-in-law co-leading with acoustic guitar. Traditional carols were sung by all, along with short pastoral messages about the meanings of each. At ...

Don’t Be Fooled By Facebook Propaganda

Facebook is on the hot seat these days. With claims of being a “living, breathing crime scene,” former leaders who say it is “ripping apart” society, and calls to kill a new product because of its danger to children, all is not well at the world’s most powerful social media empire. In response to recent ...